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The Beauty of San Antonio Texas

Updated on March 8, 2010

Over Looking the lights of San Antonio

Everything that you didn't think you would see.

More than Just Cowboys

Sometimes when you live somewhere, you forget how beautiful your surroundings really are. People are always telling me how wonderful the sites in San Antonio and surrounding areas are. The ones who say such things are absolutely correct, the sites in and around San Antonio Texas are indeed a sight for sore eyes.

If you haven’t been to San Antonio, you are missing more than Cowboys, Warm Weather, Mexican Food and Southern Hospitality. You are missing the beauty of a night on the town or drive through the country.

The Full Experience

The One & Only

The Tower of the Americas

For more than 35 years the Tower of the Americas has stood tall in the heart of down town San Antonio Texas. You can go to enjoy fine dining in the revolving restaurant (yes revolving), or skip dinner and go to enjoy the beautiful overview of the city from the observation deck 750 ft above the ground.There is little you won't see from this view, overlooking the cities skyline..

The appeal to this attraction is not just the tower alone, it is in part what's around the tower that makes the experience magical and memorable. With the garden paths and waterfalls, it is a romantic spot for even the most stubborn spectators to enjoy.You can easily spend an afternoon here, and leave wishing you had more time.

Take a Second Look at the Tower of the Americas

The Simple Things That Make You Laugh

Magic of the Texas Hill Country

If you are not a person who likes the city, but prefer the freedom of a country road, this is the area for you. Drive about 15 minutes outside of Loop 1604, and you are in the Texas Hill Country. Nothing beats the views that are seen relaxing on an old porch bench; breathing fresh air, listening to crickets, and watching the deer.

Living in the Hill Country, you also have one more excuse to give your boss when you are late for work,

"I am late because there were cows in the road, and traffic was backed up from cattle guard to cattle guard." (It has actually happened to me, so don't laugh). What unexpected excitement cows can create, you can't buy an excuse like that -you actually have to live it, day in and day out.

The Calm of the Country

Be Amazed Over The Beauty of a Texas Reality

Nothing Left to Want, When You Have All This Wonder and Beauty

If you are the type that prefers to live by the water, you too will enjoy the San Antonio area. Choose from Medina Lake or Canyon Lake. The view is breathtaking no matter where you decide to settle down and plant your roots.

San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country is part of what is considered to be 'The Best in Texas', The people in these parts, wave when you drive by, call you when your dog gets out of the yard, watch your home when you are out of town, and stay here for as long as they possibly can.

Once you are here, you will understand, why Texas is the place that so many people want to be.

My Kind of Sunset


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    • Cher Anne profile image

      Cher Anne 6 years ago from Earth


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      Holly 7 years ago from Lone Star State

      rmcrayne- yep..there sure are some beautiful places out here. I live in the country...and although I get tired of the hour commute to and from work- I am not sure this country girl would like to revert back to being a full time country gal :)

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      rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Yep, I love San Antonio and the Hill Country. I never miss a chance to take visiting friends and relatives to the River Walk, Gruene, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, and Johnson City.

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Steven, Austin has its appeal to it as well. I love the variety there, and the people. Very diverse :) Thanks for recommending this hub :)

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      Steven Escareno 8 years ago

      yeah, your right about san antonio, it's definitely one of the most beautiful places to live and/or visit. although i live in austin, but i know the few times i have gotten to visit san antonio, it was always very beautiful. :)

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Ben- for commenting and for the compliment. Glad you enjoyed this one. we all lead such busy lives- we often forget to slow down take a look around and take a moment to breath and absorb the wonderful things around us. when we do- the world is easier to take and hectic lives are easier to maintain :) Thanks again for stopping by :)

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Just gorgeous pretty lady, thanks for the tour of the San Antonio area, the photos are really something. I think if I could, I would have a good night's camp beside that beautiful river. I agree with you, most places, when you live there for awhile, you forget how pretty they are. Well written H.C., as usual.

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Richie, it is very nice. My husband took me there on Valentines Day, so I could take some pictures. It is very beautiful at night when the moon is caught in the reflection of the water. Thanks for your comment and for reading

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      Richieb799 8 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      I love those waterfally things going down those yellow banks into the rivers, looks a nice place to go for a walk with your partner or something :D

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Not a problem-was just worried about you. Havent seen posts in forums from you either. Glad you are fine, and nothing happened :) You too, have a delightful day :)

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      nadiaazhar 8 years ago from kuwait

      yeah i'm perfectly alright,just been busy with few projects at work and some family commitments,so hardly find time to read and write,but trying to stick to hubpages:)don't want to miss the writings of people like you!take care and have a good day!!

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Ann, I am glad that you enjoyed the photography part of this one. If you do make it to Texas (San Antonio) at some point in time, let me know... Ill let you know where to go, and more importantly-where not to go. :)

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      Ann Nonymous 8 years ago from Virginia

      When I think of traveling and all the places I would love to visit, I never think of Texas. But now thanks to this amazing photography that has captured the essence of San Antonio and your hub I will have to majorly reconsider! Excellent hub, H.C.!!!!

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Paradise7, Thanks for your comment. The more the merrier :)

      Nadia, Havent seen you in awhile, hope all is well. Thanks for commenting on this one :) and thanks for the compliment on the new picture-I got tired of looking at the other, so I figured I would try a new one :)


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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      Ken, Thanks for the comment-when I first moved here from up north, I almost died (it was HOT), but after awhile, when I cooled off-I began to appreciate the surroundings. I think you would enjoy the space and pace of the world here


      Thanks for the comment. So you are also a 'Texas' girl, in a family relations kind of a way? :) Let me know when you visit, we can meet up at the lake :)

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      nadiaazhar 8 years ago from kuwait

      Hey H.C,nice hub,definately some time i'm going to come to see the place,i really like the sunset picture and the lakes,i'm the kind who love to live near water:)

      have a good day,Cheers,Nadia

      p.s. i like your diplay pic:)loving your curls!!

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State

      De Greek, Thanks for leaving the comment-I am glad that you enjoyed the hub.

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      Holly 8 years ago from Lone Star State


      Thanks for the compliment on the pictures and for leaving a comment. If you ever plan a trip to the area, let me know-I will show you the sites :)

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      Paradise7 8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Wonderful hub, now I want to live there! You might just get a few emigrees!

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      Wendi M 8 years ago from New Hampshire

      I absolutely loved this hub. My parents live in Medina, so I spend a lot of time down there.

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      Ken R. Abell 8 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thank you very much. San Antonio is a place a truly want to visit. And seriously, I'll be happy with the "Cowboys, Warm Weather, Mexican Food and Southern Hospitality." Though now, thanks to your reflections, I know there's much more to see & do.

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      De Greek 8 years ago from UK

      On my way to book a flight tothe place :-))

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      Who knew that San Antonio, Texas had so much to offer? You've got the lure and excitement of the city, as well as the laidback leisure of the country. It's like having the best of both worlds. I must visit sometime. Great Photos!